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January 2024: Day Two

Fri, Jan 19, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 1029

Tyree Guyton (American, B. 1955) Wood Pedestal Sculpture - Mixed Media 1989, "Crown of Thorns", H 62" W 23" Depth 13"

Estimate: $500 - $700

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The sculpture's surface is adorned with decomposing layers of paint, creating textures reminiscent of peeling urban walls. Notably included are fragments resembling road signs positioned alongside thick strands of rope that drape and intertwine around the columnar structure. Guyton is celebrated for his role in founding "The Heidelberg Project," an open-air art environment aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods through artistic reclamation—an endeavor that echoes throughout his mixed media creations. This work captures Guyton's unique artistic language, reflecting themes such as decay, resurrection, and urban experience, while also drawing parallels with religious iconography as suggested by its title. Provenance: Xochipilli Art Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan


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